St Bride's Minor Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Scope and Content

St. Bride's Minor Ecclesiastical Parish records including registers of baptisms, 1723-1949; marriages, 1725-1947; burials, 1723-1942; parish magazinee, 1985-1989; St Theodore's, Bryncethin service registers, 1896-1992; St Bride's service register, 1932-1948; building reports for St Theodore's Bryncethin, 1958-1960.

Administrative / Biographical History

Within the county of Glamorgan there are 125 original parishes, known as 'ancient' parishes. During the 19th century and early 20th century, however, a number of new parishes were established to serve the needs of the county's growing population. These are known as 'modern' parishes and are supplemental to the ancient parishes. The majority of the parishes are within the diocese of Llandaff, served by Llandaff Cathedral. There are a small number, however, on the western and eastern extremities of Glamorgan which are within the dioceses of Swansea and Brecon (established 1923) and Monmouth (established 1921). St Bride's Minor is an ancient parish situated on the river Ogwr near Bridgend in the Hundred of Newcastle. The church is dedicated to St Bride, located at Llansantffraid. In 1896 St Theodore's church was built in the village of Bryncethin. St Theodore's closed in 1992 and the building was demolished a few years later. In 1989 the parish merged with the parish of Bettws to form the parish of St Bride's Minor with Bettws which later joined with Tondu parish to form the parish of Llansantffraid, Bettws and Aberkenfig.


St. Bride's Minor Ecclesiastical Parish records arranged by item

Conditions Governing Access

No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the incumbent, 1960, 2017.


Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; Williams and Watts-Williams, Confrestri Plwyf Cymru/Parish Registers of Wales, (Aberystwyth, 2000);

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available online.

Alternative Form Available

Originals held at the Glamorgan Record Office

Archivist's Note

Revised by Louise Hunt for the Glamorgan Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Appraisal Information

All records offered have been accepted and listed

Custodial History

The records remained in the custody of the depositor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives.


Accruals are possible

Related Material

See also P78 (St. Brides Minor Civil Parish records); P253CW (St Bride's Minor with Bettws Ecclesiastical Parish Records).

Location of Originals

Originals held at the Glamorgan Record Office